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Women’s basketball finishes with playoffs

Yaneesa Velasquez swings wide to protect control of the ball as the Eagles battler the Siskiyous Eagles on Feb. 12. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Feather River College women’s basketball entered playoffs Feb. 26 for Round 1 at Santa Rosa, challenging the Bear Cubs. The Eagles finished Conference at 3-7 with an overall record of 12-15, averaging 67.3 points per game.

The Santa Rosa Bear Cubs finished their conference 6-8 with an overall record of 11-15, averaging 57.7 points per game.

The games leading into playoffs for the Feather River Eagles were with Butte (82-52), Redwoods (85-62) and Siskiyous (73-64). All three were losses for FRC.


In the home game with Siskiyous on Feb. 12, the game result was up in the air until the end of the close game.

Starter Quannah Ryan scored 23 points for the Eagles. Starter Precious Masters scored 21 points. Starter Yaneesa Velasquez scored 8 points as did Rheanna Jackson.

Ryan landed two of five long shots for 3 points each, Masters hit three of 11 and Jackson landed two of three.

Ryan scored on five of her six free throws, Serena Sanchez-Gardipe scored on three of four and Alyssa Hartman hit one of two free throws. As a team, the Eagles landed 75 percent of their free throws, nine of 12.

Velasquez led with 11 rebounds with Ryan just behind with 10. The action was very fast on the court during the game, turnovers were plentiful and both teams had very fast hands stealing the ball back and forth.


Traveling to the College of the Redwoods Corsairs’ home court Feb. 15, Ryan again led the Eagles, this time with 29 points. Masters scored with 16 points and Velasquez with 8 points. Ryan, Masters and Caitlyn West all scored on a single 3-pointer shot.

Rebound action was not as abundant as usual for the Eagles, Velasquez picked up six, Ryan and Sanchez-Gardipe five each and Masters gathered up three rebounds.


The Butte College Roadrunners hosted the Eagles on Feb. 19.

Masters had a great game scoring 18 points. Ryan landed 13, Velasquez 10 and Sanchez-Gardipe hit the mark with six.

Ryan and Jennessy Aragon landed a 3-pointer. Here’s a nice notable: The Eagles hit 100 percent of their free throw shots; Velasquez with four, and Ryan and Sanchez-Gardipe with two each.

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